Ayrton Senna photographs commemorate 20th anniversary of F1 legend's death
|It's going to be a season with lots of accidents and I'll risk saying
that we'll be lucky if something really serious doesn't happen. |
Probably the worlds greatest F1 driver to date.
Senna was killed in an accident during the San Marin Grand Prix at Imola on the 1st May 1994. He was 34 years old.
It seems incredible that it is 20 years since I watched that race on television and those sad scenes of the Williams leaving the racing line and hitting the retaining wall, the crashed car and the medical personnel attending the accident.
That weekend also saw Roland Ratzenberger, killed during qualifying the previous day and Rubens Barrichello, seriously injured in a separate accident.
Ironically, it was at that event that Senna spent his final morning talking to former McLaren teammate Alain Prost to discuss the re-establishment of the Grand Prix Drivers' Association in an attempt to improve safety in Formula One.